Dec 29, 2016

[Videos] Carrie Fisher Roasts George Lucas

Yesterday actress, script doctor, and writer Carrie Fisher passed away after a heart attack a few days earlier. She was 60 years old.

For geeks, we more remember her for her portrayal of Princess Leia Organa, the brave diplomat turned rebel who was the heroine of the original Star Wars trilogy. She was able to reprise her role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and I really enjoyed seeing her back in action.

I don't know how best to mark her passing beyond celebrating her achievements and her wit, perhaps best evidenced by this mini-roast she gave George Lucas at his American Film Institute (AFI) Lifetime Achievement awarding.

Carrie Fisher Roasts George Lucas at AFI Life Achievement Award

She was a champion of many causes include women's rights and mental disorders to name a few. She was a fire that moved the industry well beyond that first role in the white outfit and strange hair buns.

She will be sorely missed.

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